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Performance Evaluation of Coordinated Multipoint Transmission at 28 GHz Frequency Using 3D Ray Tracing

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 87th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2018 - Proceedings
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538663554
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2018
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 3 Jun 20186 Jun 2018


ConferenceIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference


The main target of this paper is to evaluate the performance of Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) transmission technique at Millimeter Wave (mmWave) frequency through a comprehensive set of simulations. A new metric for the performance evaluation of CoMP functionality called the Net CoMP utilization gain is introduced in this paper that takes into account the expected loading of the coordinating cells. Other performance metrics considered are the Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio (SINR), throughput and dominance area. The acquired results show that the adoption of CoMP functionality provides higher gain in improving the Quality of Service (QoS) for the cell edge users compared with the other users. The net CoMP utilization gain as well as the overhead increases with the increase in number of transmission points (TPs). However, in highly loaded networks the risk of having negative impact (capacity loss) also increases with the increase in number of transmission points.


  • 3D ray tracing, CoMP, macro cellular, mmWave propagation, performance analysis

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